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UFC Brasilia was held on September 24, 2016 at Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília, Brazil.
Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight and current Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino pummeled Lina Lansberg in the main event bout. She won her second fight in the octagon by TKO.
Our very own and TUF alumni Phillipe Nover fell short. The former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao outscored him with takedowns. But props to the Filipino Assassin for trying. He was able to got up from the multiple submission attempts.
The heavyweight bout went controversial when Roy Nelson kicked referee John McCarthy after he knocked Silva out with his uppercut and ground-and-pound. Nelson reportedly was upset with McCarthy’s late stoppage.
Erick Silva vs. Luan Chagas earned the FOTN bonus, while the POTN bonuses went to Vicente Luque and Eric Spicely.
Official Fight card result:
Cristiane Justino def. Lina Lansberg in round 2 by TKO
Renan Barao def. Phillipe Nover by UD
Roy Nelson def. Antonio Silva in round 2 by KO
Francisco Trinaldo def. Paul Felder at 2:33 of round 3 by TKO (doctor stoppage)
Eric Spicely def. Thiago “Marreta” Santos in round 1 by submission (RNC)
Godofredo Pepey def. Mike De La Torre in round 1 by submission (RNC)
Michel Prazeres def. Gilbert Burns by UD
Rani Yahya def. Michinori Tanaka by UD
Jussier Formiga def. Dustin Ortiz by UD
Luan Chagas def. Erick Silva in round 3 by submission (RNC)
Alan Patrick def. Stevie Ray by UD
Vicente Luque def. Hector Urbina in round 1 by KO
Gregor Gillespie def. Glaico Franca by UD
UFC Brasilia will be held on September 24, 2016 at Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília, Brazil.
Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight and current Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino will be stepping into the octagon with Lina Lansberg in a main event bout.
Our very own and TUF alumni Phillipe Nover will square off with the former UFC Bantamweight Champion- Renan Barao will provide him with his biggest test of his career. Does ‘The Baron’ still has what it takes to become champion once again?
On August 13, four fighters got injured. The card made multiple changes. Brandon Thatch and Shinsho Anzai pulled out of their respective fights against Erick Silva and Luan Chagas. Silva and Chagas are now expected to face each other. Renato Moicano and Joaquim Silva also pulled out of their respective fights against Mike De La Torre and Gregor Gillespie. Their replacements were Godofredo Pepey and The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 winner Glaico França.
Official Fight card:
Cristiane Justino vs. Lina Lansberg
Renan Barao vs. Phillipe Nover
Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva
Paul Felder vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Eric Spicely
Mike De La Torre vs. Godofredo Pepey
Gilbert Burns vs. Michel Prazeres
Michinori Tanaka vs. Rani Yahya
Jussier Formiga vs. Dustin Ortiz
Vicente Luque vs. Hector Urbina
Alan Patrick vs. Stevie Ray
Luan Chagas vs. Erick Silva
Glaico Franca vs. Gregor Gillespie
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stayed out of the limelight since Holly Holm gave her a 1 into her loss column record at UFC 193. The division have had two champions in Rowdy’s absence already. Holm was choked out by Miesha Tate in March, then Tate failed to her first title defense as Amanda Nunes pummeled and eventually choked her out at UFC 200 earlier this month.
Not only UFC President Dana White but fight fans around the world are hopeful that Rousey would make her comeback at UFC 205 on November 12 when the company heads to The World’s Famous Arena, but has not given any indication as to when she will be back. It was also in November 2015 when she lost to Holm at UFC 193.
She recently guests on Ellen where she confessed that she has been in deep depression that she wanted to have babies with Travis Browne so she had a reason to live. Browne is also a UFC fighter who competes as a heavyweight and ranked no. 7 and was also booked at UFC 200. Former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez knocked him out.
Now, Rousey’s long-time rival Cristiane Cyborg Justino is congratulating her because she is hearing rumors Rousey may actually be pregnant: